sports network at 9:00 p.m. eastern. still to come, we'll talk elections with the looming if i cal cliff set to take center stage in the united states while chavez is facing a tough challenger at the polls on sunday. >>> september jobs report is on the minds of u.s. investors and politicians with data expected to show another month of modest yet unspectacular growth. samsung expects another record quarter on solid smartphone sales. analysts say this might be the peak. and spanish finance minister says the country doesn't need a bailouts as he faces a sceptical crowd in london. but could rajoy be cornered by the leaders of france and italy at a meeting today. >>> state i'd we've turned things around slightly on futures. they're now pointing to a slightly better start. pretty slim gains. s&p 500 currently trading up 1 point. nasdaq currently trading just under 5 points above fair value. and the dow currently trading around 14 points and a bit more over fair value, as well. so really as we wait for the employment picture as represented as well by the ftse cnbc global 300. just up 11 points.